For years, Titan Road has been the sole thoroughfare connecting travelers from North Rampart Range Road to US 85 — but no longer! We are excited to announce that as of October 14, 2022, residents in western Douglas County have a new option for accessing US 85: the Waterton Road extension.
This alternative route is a welcome development for the area. As Sterling Ranch continues to grow, the extension will accommodate all those coming and going from our unique, 21st-century community. Read on to learn more about this exciting (and completed!) project.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony years in the making
The multimillion-dollar infrastructure project, part of Douglas County’s 2040 Transportation Master Plan, has been underway for years. Phase 1’s 2.8 miles were completed in 2020 at a cost of $14.4 million; this portion of the project was managed and funded by the county. Phase 2, at $25.8 million, was a joint effort between the Sterling Ranch Development Company and the Sterling Ranch Community Authority Board (CAB).
Featuring five land bridges, the five-plus-mile extension was designed with nature in mind. Thanks to this forethought, elk and deer traversing the wildlife corridor between Pike National Forest and the county’s western edge will do so safely, free of harm from through traffic.
To celebrate the momentous occasion, members of the Board of Douglas County Commissioners, Sterling Ranch Development Company and the Sterling Ranch CAB met under a clear blue sky to joyfully cut the red ribbon stretched across the welcome roadway.
Sterling Ranch: A unique, convenient place to live
Since its inception, Sterling Ranch has been a forward-thinking community. We’ve envisioned our growth from the outset and have taken steps to proactively address sustainability measures as we evolve into the nine-village community we anticipate to be at build-out. Now is a perfect time to visit us and check out the newly opened Waterton Road extension. Brand-new homes from the high $400s are available now! We hope you’ll join us soon.